Simone Thomas’ journey, a transformation from a serious illness to an award-winning entrepreneur
I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to The Wellness Journal. My team and I are excited to begin filling this journal with inspiring and insightful content to help you become healthier and happier than ever before.
I am immensely proud of the results we consistently achieve for clients. From helping individuals struggling with hair loss through our salons to inspiring others to make positive lifestyle changes, we have helped hundreds of people in many different ways. We’re now aiming to help many thousands more.
This mission is the reason behind The Wellness Journal’s creation. To understand why I have devoted myself to this vision, I think it’s important to introduce myself and explain my journey.
I have worked immensely hard to become a leading hair loss consultant, nutritionist and wellness expert. This career path was catalysed by my own desire to recover from a serious illness.
Like many others, my health complaints started early on in my life. I was diagnosed with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) which triggered my first experiences with hair loss. As well as hair loss, symptoms of IBD include chronic fatigue, chronic cramping and bloating, extreme weight fluctuations and more. All these cause extreme discomfort and can have a huge impact on both your physical and mental wellbeing.
At the age of 21, I was diagnosed with abnormal cervical cells and B12 deficiency. This was during the first stages of my modelling career. I was adamant the diagnosis wouldn’t prevent me from pursuing my dream, but the medication prescribed and stress I was experiencing caused my hair to shed at an alarming rate.
As many people are aware, hair loss is a devastating ordeal. Despite using various hairpieces and wigs on a daily (and nightly) basis, I ultimately felt unattractive, causing my confidence to hit rock bottom.
Thankfully, a smear test caused my abnormal cervical cells to be diagnosed early and removed before they manifested into something more serious. When diagnosed early, around 95% of women will survive for five years or more, compared with 5 in 100 women when diagnosed at the latest stage (Cancer Research UK). Unfortunately, not everyone is lucky enough to be diagnosed early.
Last year, it was reported that around 3 million women in England neglected to have a smear test in the past three and a half years. Further stressing the importance of smear tests, an astounding 2,000 cervical cancer deaths are prevented in the UK each year through cervical screenings (Cancer Research UK)
I had an operation to remove the cancerous cells, but this did little to relieve my symptoms. This kick started my journey into the world of diet and nutrition so I could try and alleviate my symptoms from the inside out.
After committing to a nutritionist recommended, anti-inflammatory diet, I started to see improvements. My hair became fuller and thicker and I was experiencing less fatigue and skin complaints. This inspired me to gain a deeper understanding of the role diet and nutrition plays in hair health and your general wellbeing.
I avidly studied how a nutrient-rich diet and the correct supplementation can transform hair growth, texture and condition. I don’t class myself as an all-knowing wellness warrior by any means, but I was proud to complete a qualification in both nutrition and weight loss management. I promised myself that I’d share this new-found knowledge with others to help them in their journey to achieve a happier and healthier lifestyle.
Simone Thomas Salons allowed me to create a friendly and welcoming haven where individuals could receive professional advice and expertly sourced hair loss solutions. It was amazing to see my clients regaining confidence and seeing results based on my services.
For me, this highlighted the importance of making this vital information accessible to a wider audience. Thus, Simone Thomas Wellness was born, offering hints and tips on everything from exercise and diet to hair health, along with a range of supplements to enhance nutritional wellbeing.
The time I spent studying the physical and mental benefits of a nutritious diet, made me realise my health, well-being and lifestyle are all within my control, and yours can be too. I look forward to sharing more insights and knowledge with you, so you can reap similar benefits.